Trump ‘mis­lead­ing’ on son’s Rus­sia meet­ing

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WASH­ING­TON: US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump dic­tated a state­ment, later shown to be mis­lead­ing, in which son Don­ald Trump jr said a meet­ing he had with a Rus­sian lawyer in June last year was not re­lated to his fa­ther’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, says the Wash­ing­ton Post.

Trump jr re­leased e-mails in July that showed he ea­gerly agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Rus­sian gov­ern­ment lawyer who might have dam­ag­ing in­for­ma­tion about Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hillary Clinton, as part of Moscow’s of­fi­cial sup­port for his fa­ther.

The Wash­ing­ton Post said Trump ad­vis­ers agreed Trump jr should is­sue a truth­ful ac­count of the episode so it “couldn’t be re­pu­di­ated later if full de­tails emerged”. Reuters

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